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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Grief and shock after huge gas explosions make Taiwan city look like a war zone

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 12:16am by Andrea Chen, Adrian Wan, Nectar Gan and Agencies

    ... and shock in city that looks more like a war zone Minutes after firefighter Wang Chung said goodbye to his wife and two daughters over the phone on Thursday night, he received reports of white foam ... and the screams of the residents turned the area into something from a war zone. A scooter was spotted hurled onto the top of a three-floor building in a video taken by witnesses and aired by Eastern ...

  2. News - World - HISTORY

    Siegfried Sassoon diaries of the first world war published online

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Sassoon's war diaries go online The war diaries of English poet Siegfried Sassoon have been published online for the first time, revealing early drafts ... a century old, the booklets are filled with names and addresses, scribbled drawings and notes, draft poetry and diary entries of Sassoon's life at war. He describes his first day at the Somme ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Balance and blame over asymmetric war in Gaza

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com Balance and blame in asymmetric war There were some red faces at ABC News earlier this month when the network had to say sorry for misidentifying a photo of Palanestinians walking through rubble as that of Israelis after a Palestinian missile attack in the ongoing Gaza war.  The apology couldn’t pre-empt the flood of tweets mocking ...

  4. News - World

    West says goodbye and good luck to war-torn Libya

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:09am by WASHPOST

    ... embassy in Tripoli, where warring militias have traded rocket and artillery fire over the past two weeks in the worst violence in the capital since Gaddafi's ousting. French ships moved ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine sanctions don't mean new cold war, Obama says, as Russia ties worsen

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Announcing sanctions against key Russian businesses, president says Ukraine is a 'specific issue' It's no new cold war, says Obama Russia blasted ... Despite the West's escalation of its actions against Russia, Obama said the US and Europe were not entering a Soviet-era standoff with Russia. "It's not a new Cold War," he ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why the brutal war in Gaza can have no long-term winner

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com This brutal war can have no winner As millions of Muslims celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, a pall of gloom hangs over a world that has been witnessing ... is killing hundreds of civilians? No one is going to win this war. Despite Israel's destruction of suspected militant hideouts, it is unlikely that the country is going to be any safer. ...

  7. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’: UN

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:20pm by AFP

    ... of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “may amount to a war crime”, the UN said on Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy ... people on board, and demanded a “thorough, effective, independent and impartial investigation”. “This violation of international law, given the prevailing circumstances, may amount to a war ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    100 years on, Hong Kong's own legacies of war

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Timely review of military relics shows links to first world war, which began on July 28, 1914 100 years on, Hong Kong's own legacies of war The bulk ... of sites built in the run-up to the first world war- which broke out a century ago today. Tim Ko Tim-keung, a member of the Antiquities Advisory Board who is handling the project commissioned ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel, Hamas and the battle for public opinion in the latest Gaza war

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Gaza City, Gaza Strip As the number of civilian casualties continues to climb, both Israel and Hamas are being forced to justify their military actions in the Gaza war ... vulnerable to accusations that it is using excessive force and possibly committing war crimes. In Israel, most of the discussion has focused on the rocket attacks. While most rockets have been ...




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